Hispanic Heritage Month Day of Celebration

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from September 15 to October 15 to celebrate the rich culture and diversity of the American Latino community and the contributions of those that came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and South and Central America.

Produced in partnership with El Concilio; join us on Saturday, September 16 for a special day of programming that highlights the contributions of some of the amazing Philadelphia locals and organizations that help educate and nourish our Latino community.

All programming is included in your museum admission and takes place from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.

Featured Programming:

Special Weather Science live show and Meet-&-Greet with Telemundo62 weather anchor, Janet Bolívar

A four-time Emmy award winner, Janet comes to Telemundo62 from KTMD-TV, Telemundo Houston where she served as a weather anchor for more than three years. Prior to that, she worked as a weather anchor and field weather reporter at Telemundo Arizona for two years. Before that, Janet spent six years as a reporter for GFR Media in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Born in Puerto Rico, Janet’s mother and father are from Cuba and Puerto Rico, respectively. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Puerto Rico and a master’s degree in international communication from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. She is currently in pursuit of her meteorology certification at Mississippi State University.

The Science of Weather show with Janet Bolivar will take place at 1:30 pm in the Atrium on Floor 2.

Performances and lessons with Un Toque de Cache

Un Toque de Cache is a six-piece ensemble made up of vocals, percussion, saxophone, bass, and piano. They play traditional Latin Jazz Mambo and Cha Cha Cha and specialize in educating on the roots of Puerto Rican history with hands on performances.

Performances and lessons with Un Toque de Cache will take place at 12:30 & 2:30 pm pm in the Atrium on Floor 2.


Guest chef and menu with Javier Aramboles

Chef Javier was born and raised in New York City. With more than 25 years of professional cooking experience, his approach to cooking derives from his personal experiences and his goal to create food that is delicious and healthy. As he sees it, every bite of food tells a unique story.

Special menu items will be available in The Eatery

Identifying Cells and bone fixation activities with Janssen and Depuy Synthes

At Janssen, we are creating a future where disease is a thing of the past. We are the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, working tirelessly to make that future a reality for patients everywhere by fighting sickness with science, improving access with ingenuity, and healing hopelessness with heart.

Join Janssen and Depuy Synthes in The Giant Heart Exhibit on Floor 2 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.

Experience CLUB HUB with Commonwealth Charter Academy

Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA) is a public cyber charter school that has been a leader in virtual education in Pennsylvania for over 20 years. CCA’s successful educational method is based on personalized programs, tailored to each student's unique needs and interests, from grades K-12, at no cost to families. In its commitment to personalized learning, CCA offers more than thirty clubs for students to explore their passion and interests.

Check out CLUB HUB in the Atrium on Floor 2 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Additional Presenting Organizations:

  • El Concilio
  • APM

Plus, all month long, the museum shines a spotlight on Latino scientists making an impact on communities in our region and across the nation through a highlight video playing in the Ben Franklin National Memorial. 

Did you know?...

Hispanic Heritage Month crosses over both September and October to include the Independence anniversary for Latin American countries El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras (September 15) along with other independence days, up until and including Dia de la Raza on October 12th which celebrates the heritage and cultural diversity of Latin America.